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Weekend In Boston: Events Throughout The City May 17-19

Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.

What a weird week of weather we’ve had! With almost borderline Winter weather, I think we’re all pretty sick of the cold weather. I mean, I went to the Red Sox game on Tuesday and I had to wear three layers. It’s May! This weekend, it looks like it’s going to warm up a bit, even if it does rain. So let’s hope it stays warm for an enjoyable weekend!

Friday, May 17

Game of Thrones Trivia

This weekend the HBO mega-show comes to an end. Game of Thrones will finish its final season on Sunday, so what better way to celebrate the end than trying to win at some trivia! Head to Hurricane’s at the Garden for some GoT trivia if you’re a superfan who thinks they can win!

When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Hurricane’s at the Garden – 150 Canal Street
Price: Free
Age Restriction: 21+

Info Sessions For Full-Time Programs at North Bennet Street School

Are you interested in full-time programs at the North Bennet Street School? This Friday there is an information session to learn more about these programs! If you miss this month’s session, there will be sessions also held on June 21 and July 19.

When: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: North Bennet Street School – 150 North Street
Price: Free
Age Restriction: None Listed

Saturday, May 18

Esplanade 5K 2019

Are you a runner? There’s a 5K on Saturday along the Charles River Esplanade. “This course takes a scenic riverfront route with spectacular views of the Longfellow Bridge, Boston and Cambridge skyline, and Esplanade lagoons during the spring bloom season. The finish line is perfectly photogenic, set against the backdrop of the Charles River. All proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Esplanade Association’s work to “revitalize, enhance, program, and maintain the Charles River Esplanade.” See here for more information.

When: 8 a.m. registration
Where: DCR Hatch Shell – 47 David G Mugar Way
Price: $45
Age Restriction: None Listed

Super Hero Day at The Franklin Park Zoo

“Calling all conservation heroes! Meet some of your favorite Super Heroes, MARVEL’s Black Panther and Spider-Man, and learn how you can be a Super Hero for endangered species during Franklin Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet.” Perfect for families looking to take their kids to the zoo, this Saturday is a special day with super heroes throughout the zoo!

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Zoo – 1 Franklin Park Road
Price: $14.95+
Age Restriction: None Listed

Sunday, May 19

SoWa Open Market Kick Off

175 farmers, makers, specialty food makers, and food trucks will make appearances at the SoWa Open Market kick off for the 2019 season. The first 55 customers will receive a free pint glass so make sure to be there early! Learn more about SoWa here.

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: SoWa – 450 Harrison Avenue
Price: Free Entry
Age Restriction: None Listed